11th Dec, 2019

City hope for more Marco magic

Rob George 16th Oct, 2019

FANS’ favourite Marco Adaggio has made a sensational return to Worcester City more than a decade after leaving the old St George’s Lane.

The 32-year-old is the latest piece in City chief Ash Vincent’s rebuilding efforts and comes back to Worcester after a spell with Highgate United.

Adaggio played for City in the 2008/9 season and secured a place in the Faithful’s heats with a stoppage time winner on his debut to secure a 2-1 win over Bognor Regis Town.

Not content with his last-gasp heroics, the striker then scored a sensational overhead kick in the 2-0 win over St Albans City on the following Monday to earn a place in City folklore.

The Spanish-born star went on to make 84 appearances for City during his spell and notched up 24 goals for the Blue and Whites.

Since leaving the club he went on to play for Redditch United, Stafford Rangers, Nantwich Town, Rushall Olympic, AFC Telford, Hinckley, Ellemere and Chasetown.

His return to City sees him end a three-year spell with Highgate United where he made 132 appearances and scored 69 goals.

City earned a home tie against Dunkirk in the second round of the FA Vase on November 2 after a 3-0 over Pinchbeck United on Saturday.

The hosts thought they had got off to a disastrous start after conceding a penalty when James Gordon brought down Demetri Brown but Sean Brain scuffed his spot-kick which was easily saved by home keeper Ricky Lovelace.

Any thoughts of an upset were quickly snuffed out though as City were the first to every ball, giving Pinchbeck no chance to settle and it was only a matter of time before the first goal came.

The opener came on 18 minutes when Luke English burst forward into space before passing to Brain who, with his back to goal, set up Liam Lockett who bounded forward and slotted home.

City forced a series of corners and rewarded with a second goal on 31 minutes when Brain headed home a Lockett cross.

Brain was rewarded with a hand in the third and final goal when his work on the right-hand side saw his cross bundled into his own net by Kofi Ross.

City return to league action with a trip to South Nortmanton Athletic on Saturday (3pm) before welcoming Coventry United to the Victoria Ground next Wednesday (7.45pm).

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